Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) secured his fourth stage win at this year's Giro d'Italia on Wednesday. The French champion out-sprinted Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Alvaro Jose Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the conclusion of stage 11 in Rimini.
The day's breakaway included Mattia Bais (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Fabio Mazzucco and Francesco Romano (Bardiani CSF Faizane), Sander Armee (Lotto Soudal) and Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabu-KTM), but their four-minute lead was slashed in half on the roads to Rimini along the Adriatic coast.
Armee was the last breakaway rider caught inside the final 7 kilometres as Groupama-FDJ supported Démare to another stage win.
João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) maintained his 34-second general classification lead over Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), and 43 seconds over Pello Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren) as the race heads to Cesenatico, Marco Pantani's hometown, for stage 12 on Thursday.
Watch the stage 11 highlights from the Giro d'Italia above.
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